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Momma RYE IPA | Bridge Brew Works LLC

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Brewed by:
Bridge Brew Works LLC
West Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a commemorative beer brewed for Nathan's mother whose maiden name is Rye. Angie Rye passed away on May 10, 2010 from ovarian cancer. Mom was an amazing lady who was a literature teacher, poet and artist; she 'lived life out loud.' Proceeds from Momma Rye IPA will help fight and bring awareness to ovarian cancer. Thank you for your support and together we can hope for a cure.

Added by Treyliff on 05-17-2013

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Treyliff:
Photo of Treyliff
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy golden-orange color with a nice two-finger white foamy head that retains for a good bit, leaving patches of lace as it settles.

S- citrus and pine hops with some orange zest, spicy and peppery rye notes, doughy and bready sweet malt notes round it out with a touch of alcohol

T- the spiciness of the rye is noted immediately, providing some cracked pepper and wheat flavors, hops are citrusy with an earthy herbal undertone, malt remains doughy and slightly sweet, the finish is fruity-yet-dry with more peppery rye in the linger

M- medium bodied with moderate carbonation turns into a creamy mouthfeel with a smooth and velvety finish, very nice

O- this is a balanced IPA, as the malt makes just as much presence as the hops. The spiciness of the rye plays well with the other flavors, it's noticeable throughout but doesn't overpower anything. A well made beer, that also supports Ovarian Cancer research for every bottle purchased

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Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 22 oz bottle yesterday.Poured into a nonic a clear brass color with a tight formed billowing white head atop,aromas of spicy rye and nutty malts,an odd bubblegum note came through wich I haven't encountered with this style.Flavors of nutty malt and a big shot of earthy and citric hops with a spicy rye finish,well rounded.A very good rye infused IPA,it has enough big hops and spicy rye to please a hophead like me.

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Photo of Jason
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

Cloudy amber color, lively carbonation, excellent head retention. Spicy rye in the nose with overtones of orangey hops and a hint of alcohol and fruitiness. Smooth, slightly chewy body, bitter hops, orange peel, pithy, a bit dank, spicy rye, yeasty, hint of perry, mealy apples, peppery alcohol, very estery, drying finish.

Raw or rustic, quite agressive on the palate. Fun to drink if you are into hoppy rye IPAs.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Brenden
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Many thanks to Danny for grabbing this on a family visit to WV. Cheers!

The brew itself is a lightly hazed medium-dark orange color, almost brassy with its brightness. Lots of carbonation holds up a foamy and frothy pale orange-tinted head very well. Falling very slowly, it keeps up half a finger or so of dense and chunky head for the remainder.
Rye comes out very nicely as its spice and earth mingle with citrus, and it oddly doesn't clasp with a fruity sweetness that seems to be a combination of alcohol and yeast. It's like smelling honey-drizzled fruits rolled around in rye dough, and more appetizing than "rye fruitcake" would sound. It seems like a good comparison, though.
It's both a bit sweeter and a bit hoppier, danker and more raw in the flavor. I like it, though, and it works together. Eventually everything blends into a more harmonious and singular flavor. It's a hoppy rye, and it works.
All that earth, dankness and yeast brings no undue harshness to the feel, and it flows smoothly as well as biting crisply. Well done.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 ounce aluminum bottle, no dating I could find on it. This batch says it's 6.7% ABV. Served in a Spiegelau IPA glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. The brew smells like citrusy (citrus peel) and grassy hops, bready malt and spicy rye. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some caramel malt noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with a good amount of soft carbonation. It's also easy enough to drink. I liked this brew, definitely worth a try if you like rye IPA's. $5 for a single bottle.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of StoutHunter
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of Bridge Brew Work's Momma RYE IPA a couple of weeks ago from my cousin Nate. This is a tough beer for me to review since it was made in memory of my Aunt who passed away from cancer, so it's pretty personal, but I will try my best not to biased. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label is very nice looking, the picture of my aunt brings back a lot of memories and the description on the back is very well done. It poured a hazy golden orange color that took on a darker orange color when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy slightly off white that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left lots of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty good looking beer the color was good and the head and lacing were very good.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a nice citrus hop aroma with some nice grapefruit and pineapple aromas coming through, but it's the citrus rind aroma that sticks out the most imparting a nice orange rind aroma. Up next comes a slight rye aroma followed by some bready malts and some doughy yeast aromas in the background. The aroma was pretty good, the fruity aromas really shined through nicely with a little bit of spicy rye in the background.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by nice amount of rye that imparts some nice spicy rye flavors that were quickly followed by some hops that are a 50/50 split of citrus rind and earthy flavors. Up next comes some bready and sweet malt flavors with some doughy yeast in the background. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness with a citrus rind, bitter, and slight rye like aftertaste, This was a pretty good tasting beer, the rye showed up just enough and the hop profile was pretty nice.

M- Fairly smooth, clean, slightly creamy, a little dry, medium bodied with a nice amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty good and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and a good example of the style, it had just enough rye in it to distinguish it as a Rye beer and the hop profile seemed to work really well with the rye. This beer had good drinkability, it was fairly smooth, clean, not filling, a little refreshing and the flavors did a good job holding my attention, I would have no problem drinking a bomber to myself and I wouldn't rule out another one if I was in the mood for it. What I liked the most about this beer was how well the rye worked with the hop profile, they seemed to go together pretty nicely and they complemented each other. There wasn't anything that I disliked or would change about this beer, it's great just the way it is. I would for sure by this beer and the fact that the proceeds go to ovarian cancer awareness is awesome. I would recommend this to anybody who likes IPA's. All in all I thought this was a very nice beer, it came together very well and I'm sure my Aunt would love it. Good job Nate, I really enjoyed this beer and I think it's a fitting tribute to a great person.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very hazy dark golden orange in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some murky apricot + amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a few small to medium sized patches of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium to tick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith and citrus/orange rind hops with some lighter notes of caramel malts and some rye spiciness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of caramel malts with just a touch of sweetness and spicy/peppery rye. That is followed by fairly aggressive citrus/orange rind and citrus/grapefruit pith hops which contribute a moderate to significant amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: I like the fact that a portion of the proceeds go to support ovarian cancer research (I'm a sucker for beers for a good cause). I think the beer is enjoyable and fairly easy to drink - no idea on the freshness of this one as there is no dating on the bottle and I picked it up at a store when passing through WV.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy, golden-orange color with a creamy off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, bread, spicy rye, citrus and pine hops. Flavor is caramel malts, rye, citrus and pine hops. Mouthfeel is medium and feels bitter at the finish. Really good beer, well balanced, and tasty.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of addiwilliams
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FDBIKER600
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Devman171
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBodamer
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, honey, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and rye flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice rye presence that comes through slightly better in the aroma.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of melza
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Momma RYE IPA from Bridge Brew Works LLC
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